Wednesday, 17 October 2012


Little dove
Just wanting
To be a person

Not wanting her
To rise above

Aloft now
They’ve made her
More than

And themselves
“The Students”
Less than

For it all
Must add up
To zero

© E R Olsen

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E R Olsen writes poetry and practices law in Nevada, in the U.S., where he lives with his wife and four children. His poems have appeared in several U.S. journals, most recently in Viking.